About Your Custom Beach Towels UK
Made from technical microfibre towelling, your customised towels for the beach soak up more water, weight for weight, than the average towel. So when you emerge from the sea, it won't take long for you to get dry and continue sunbathing. They come in five sizes, from children's to the large double adult size, perfect for two people to share. Print on one side for a trendy custom beach towel, or select double-sided printing and design all over for total stand out style.
At a glance...
Microfibre terry towelling
Double sided print option
2 year guarantee
Vibrant long-lasting print
Beach Towel Sizes
Small: 58 x 99cm (weight approx 200 grams)
Medium: 63 x 121cm (weight approx 265 grams)
Adult Single: 83 x 143cm (weight approx 450 grams)
Maxi: 74 x 178cm (weight approx 480 grams)
Adult Double: 143 x 178cm (weight approx 820 grams)
Handmade in UK
How Your Towels for the Beach Are Made
Your unique designs are printed onto a sheet of microfibre towelling material, which is then cut to your selected size sewn together by hand. Hems are stitched around the edges and finished to an exceptionally high standard. If you've chosen to print on both sides, the design you've chosen for the reverse is printed onto a different piece of fabric which is hand sewn to the front piece of fabric. This produces a double thick and doubly warm towel for beach use. We use a specialist printing process that fuses the ink into the fibres of the fabric, so your designs are long-lasting.
Upon first receiving your custom beach towels, we highly recommend washing it before first use. This will soften the fabric and make it feel extra nice against your skin. Microfibre towels will also feel slightly flat to start with, but after a few uses, the pile will begin to fluff up.
Machine wash at 30°c for best results. Because we use dye sublimation, the print will last for years even with washing. There's no need to tumble dry as microfibre fabric is quick drying.
The pile of the microfibre towelling is made up of small loops, giving the towel more surface area and ability to soap up moisture quickly. When brushed in the opposite direction, small flecks of white textile will be visible through the design. Although minimal, it's impossible to avoid when printing on terry towelling fabric. Due to this, we suggest using designs that are highly detailed with repeat patterns and motifs, instead of solid blocks of colour, especially black.
Reviews for Beach Towel
based on 3 customer reviews
Trial runs satisfactory. Bulk discounts? - Contrado: yes we do wholesale arrangements and will be in touch shortly
The towel is great - the communication throughout the process was really good. Excellent super quick delivery. Really unique product which my dad loves :-)
Contrado are absolutely exceptional in their customer service, speed of production, speed of delivery and quality of goods. The design and customisation platform is also extremely easy to use. It is obvious the organisation has invested a great deal into its processes and customer experience. Highly recommended. Above and beyond.
How does this product enhance my...
From children's swimming lessons to trips to the seaside in summer, make an event out of it with customised towels for the beach. Choose a design that reflects your individual style, such as bohemian prints inspired by Moroccan architecture, or floral patterns that are reminiscent of vintage designs. Whether you holiday abroad or in the UK, custom beach towels are an essential item, especially for children, so let your kids design their own towel and encourage them to swim.
Supply your hotel guests with a branded towel for beach or pool use. Not only is this good promotion for your hotel, but it's an extra touch to the holiday that won't go unappreciated. For summertime events, create a pop-up beach and let people hire or buy printed towels for the beach, featuring your event branding and hashtags. This is a cool way to help extend the reach of your event, encourage more visitors and give your guests a unique event experience.
Design your own line of beach towels, UK made and printed. They have many uses, so can be advertised as beach towels, gym towels, camping towels or anything else you think your customer base would enjoy. Printed using high-quality inks and a specialist printing process, your artwork designs are long-lasting and won't crack or peel even with heavy use or with washing over time. To generate interest, create collections based on different themes and appeal to a wider audience.
Frequently asked questions:
What is microfibre?
Microfibre is an innovative fabric that has a looped pile, creating more surface area and allowing for quicker absorbency and quick drying. It's a perfect fabric for beach towel purposes.
Can I print on both sides?
Your unique towels for the beach can be printed on both sides, so your designs definitely stand out. We hand sew together two pieces towelling fabric so it's extra warm and thick.
Are they machine washable?
These are completely safe to put in the washing machine at 30°c, and because we use specialist dye sublimation printing process, your designs won't peel away or scratch off.
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What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important, choose RGB, this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are the bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric and sewn into finished products, which gives a better, finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.